Tahini Energy Bars


Tahini Energy Bars

Tahini (aka liquid gold) is made from toasted ground hulled sesame seeds. It's smooth, nutty and rich, with a slightly bitter finish and a mouth feel similar to almond or peanut butter.
A nutritional powerhouse, tahini contains all the essential amino acids, making it a high quality protein, plus it is rich in lecithin, vitamin E and calcium. It is easily digestible because of its high alkaline mineral content and its non-acid nature, tahini is an ideal protein source for people with weak digestive systems, invalids and young children, and is an excellent source of quick energy for active people and athletes.
Tahini, oats, nuts, and berries join forces in a chewy, salty-sweet energy bar. These no bake, simple bars are made with wholesome ingredients and are so darn simple to make.
Melt the ‘meltable’ ingredients in a saucepan, add the nuts and fruits and stir. A one pot deal to make clean up easy peasy.
These nutrient-dense bars have become my favorite snack to prepare. They cover all the bases of my snack requirements: chewy, crunchy, salty, sweet, and nutritious. And they do a fine job of keeping me away from the sweet stuff at work every afternoon.
Customize these bars to your liking by subbing the pistachios and/or Goji berries for any nut or fruit you like! Pumpkin seeds, hazelnuts, dried pineapple or cherries would also be lovely additions.
Whip up a batch in 10 minutes, freeze to harden, and store leftovers in the fridge so they're ready at a moment's notice. Whether it's for a pre- or post-workout energy boost, breakfast on-the-go, or to satisfy that 3 o'clock snack craving, these bars are the golden ticket.
Weekly game plan: make a batch of these fruit-and-nut-packed energy bars. Reach for one any time snack cravings strike. Repeat as often as necessary.
Simple as that!
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack


  • 1/2 cup tahini well-stirred (or any nut butter)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 cup oats, instant or quick
  • 1/2 cup dates, soaked at least 30 minutes, drained, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pistachios roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup Goji berries or dried cranberries, roughly chopped
  • Sprinkle sea salt


  • Heat a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add tahini, honey, and coconut oil. Stir well. Once melted, remove from heat, add the remaining ingredients into the saucepan (oats, dates, nuts, dried fruit) and stir well.
    Press dough firmly into a loaf pan (9 x 5” or similar) lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with sea salt. Freeze for 45 minutes.
    Slice into 8 or more bars (depending on what size you prefer).  
    Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
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